Striped German Slicing Tomato

$ 4.00 

Striped German Tomato
solanum Lycopersicum

days to maturity: 78 days
plant spacing: 1 per square foot, trellised
sunlight requirements: 8-14 hours hours
look out for: all the pests love tomatoes, they require a good amount of management
harvest notes: harvest fruit after allowing it to vine ripen

Striped german is a classic bicolor red and yellow fruit on an indeterminate vining plant. The flat, medium to large, variably ribbed-shoulder tomatoes are shaded yellow and red. The marbled interior looks beautiful sliced. Complex, fruity flavor and smooth texture. Medium-tall vines bear 12+ oz. fruit, although sometimes they reach 2 lbs! Farms throughout America have been growing this heirloom variety for years as part of their tomato selection with great success. Each tomato produced will be a different size and shape and many come out quite drastically misshaped, making it a fun plant to grow full of surprises. If you’re planning to have a few tomato plants in your garden make sure you also include some smaller varieties in your shopping cart, as they are a bit “easier” to grow in our humid climate.

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